Cancer Council – Daffodil Day – Friday 25 August 2017
25 August 2017
Working towards a Cancer Free Future
Chances are, we all know someone affected by cancer.
In Australia today, there are more than 1.1 million people either living with cancer or who have survived a diagnosis. It’s a disease that doesn’t rest.
The Cancer Council works towards:
Funded more ground breaking cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. In 2016 alone, together with their research partners, they have invested over $65 million in reducing the impact cancer has on Australians.
Prevented countless cancer cases and continue to help reduce Australians’ cancer risk by encouraging participation in early detection programs and cancer-smart, healthy lifestyle choices. Thanks to the SunSmart program in schools, more than 1.3 million kids are protected against the harmful effects of UV.
Cancer Council offer a number of support services for everyone affected by cancer, and just last year, helped over 46,000 people via their 13 11 20 support line. There our trained nurses and support staff provide practical information and emotional support to those who need it.
Cancer Council is regularly calls on government to take action on reducing cancer risk and improving access to treatment and care. For example, for the past 15 years the Cancer Council has been urging governments to introduce a national bowel cancer screening program. The program is now almost complete and is expected to save at least 75,000 lives over the next 25 years.